Published On: Thu, Dec 27th, 2012

Spanish hotel chain announces new investments in Cuba

HAVANA, Cuba – The Spanish Meliá Hotels International chain plans to renovate and repair the facilities it runs in Cuba, where they will provide new services, and announced it will start managing other hotels in 2013.

The Spanish company will continue to focus on the Caribbean island, with the objective of enhancing the luxury product to place its hotels in a better position among the lead agencies in this market, among other projects.

The Cuba Division of the hotel chain had a meeting in which Gabriel Garcia, Meliá Cuba's commercial director, described in detail some of these innovations.

Garcia announced the opening of Meliá Marina Varadero Hotel, equipped with all the facilities for long stays on land combined with life aboard, he also referred that Tryp Peninsula Varadero, has become into Meliá Peninsula Varadero and he added they will reopen on May the Royal Service at the Paradisus Princesa del Mar, significantly extended with a section of 108 modern suites.

He also mentioned they have planned, by 2015, the opening of The Reserve at Paradisus Varadero, with about 250 rooms, and in terms of new facilities an old dream of the chain is about to come true: to have a five-star hotel in Trinidad, located in the province of Sancti Spiritus .

A statement from Cuba Division said that Meliá Trinidad, as it is called, a project developed in partnership with Cubanacán, will feature 400 rooms, various restaurants and bars, fitness center, and a great hall of 600 square meters for meetings and recreational activities.

They are also thinking to make the necessary improvements to Sol Cayo Largo Hotel for it to reach the category of Meliá, and they also expect to do the same with the Tryp Habana Libre, which will undergo major repairs in all areas.

Moreover, the other two hotels of the chain in Havana, Meliá Cohiba and Meliá Habana, will be renovated over the next year, just like the Meliá Varadero, Melia Las Americas and Sol Palmeras, with recent investments of Cubanacán and Cubacan, the statement said.

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